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  1. Exxon Mobil fined $2M US for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

    Cbc.ca - Business 07.20 / 16:28 www.cbc.ca
    The U.S. Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million US fine Thursday for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's…
  2. Exxon Mobil fined $2M for violating Russia sanctions

    NYPost-Business 07.20 / 16:28 nypost.com
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company Exxon Mobil Corp $2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May 2014. The heads of the company’s U.S. subsidiaries signed eight documents between May 14 and May 23, 2014 with Igor Sechin, the head of Russia’s largest oil p…
  3. Deutsche Bank expects subpoenas over Trump-Russia investigation

    Hitc.com - Business 07.20 / 16:25 hitc.com
    Executives inside Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump’s personal bankers, are expecting that the bank will soon be receiving subpoenas or other requests for information from Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump c…
  4. Exxon slapped with $2M fine for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

    Ktbb.com - Texas (TX) 07.20 / 16:14 ktbb.com
    James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia — while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO. According to a penalty filed today by the Treasury Department, the presidents of Exxon’s U.S. subsidiaries in 2014 signed eight agreements for oil and gas … Continue reading Exxon slapped with $2M fine for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was…
  5. Trump's end to CIA backing for Syrian terrorists was a gift to the Pentagon, not Russia

    Sott.net - World 07.20 / 16:06 sott.net
    The Pentagon, which never liked the CIA program, now gets to run the entire US war in Syria by itself The Washington Post is reporting that Trump has "decided to end" CIA's program to funnel arms, money and training to Syria's largely Islamist rebels. There's a couple of things to say about that. 1. We're going to need confirmation that this has indeed happened. Ideally from people who have a direct line to some of the CIA-backed groups. 2. Is this the definite end of the CIA program,…
  6. U.S. fines Exxon Mobil over violations of Russia sanctions

    Worldoil.com - Russia 07.20 / 16:06 worldoil.com
    The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company Exxon Mobil Corp. $2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May…
  7. Mueller to examine Trump business as part of Russia probe: report

    Thehill.com - Politics 07.20 / 15:58 thehill.com
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into President Trump's business transactions as part of the ongoing probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russians who sought to influence the 2016 election, …
  8. Rohrabacher aide fired over Russia connections

    Thehill.com - Politics 07.20 / 15:58 thehill.com
    Paul Behrends, a top aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has been fired from his position as staff director at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, after his connections to pro-Russia lobbyists were recently…
  9. Trump Blasts Sessions For ‘Unfair’ Russia Recusal — ‘Would Have Picked Somebody Else’

    Rinf.com - U.S. 07.20 / 15:53 rinf.com
    Peter HassonDaily CallerJuly 20, 2017 President Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview Wednesday, saying that he would have picked somebody else for attorney general if he had known that Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going […
  10. Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

    Federalnewsradio.com - Business 07.20 / 15:51 federalnewsradio.com
    The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO The post Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions appeared first on…
  11. Why the end of a small CIA program in Syria is a big win for Russia

    Gantdaily.com - Pennsylvania (PA) 07.20 / 15:41 gantdaily.com
    The CIA program to train and arm moderate rebels was never going to tip the balance in Syria’s civil war. At best, it was a lifeline to a shrinking constituency in a conflict dominated by the regime and Russia on one side, and Islamist groups on the other. But now, according to the Washington Post,…
  12. Trump: I wouldn’t have appointed Sessions if I had known he would recuse in Russia probe

    Abajournal.com - Law 07.20 / 15:38 abajournal.com
    Updated: President Donald Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday that he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney…
  13. Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

    Cbs8.com - Business 07.20 / 15:36 cbs8.com
    The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's…
  14. Russia probes ‘aggressively promoted’ fidget spinners that ‘zombify’ youth

    Fox43.com-NY 07.20 / 15:33 fox43.com
    Russia’s consumer watchdog has launched an investigation into fidget spinners amid claims that Russian opposition groups are using the children’s toy to “zombify” youth. It is the latest attempt by state media to explain away youth protests that have gripped the nation in recent months. The anti-corruption demonstrations held in March and June, organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, were the largest in Russia in years. In late May, Navalny was captured on…
  15. Trump has now attacked basically everyone who is in charge of the Russia investigation

    pWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has declared the Russia investigation to be a “witch hunt” and a “hoax,” but he sure seems to be concerned about all the people who are leading it./ppTrump in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday made crystal-clear his previously reported distaste for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from oversight of the Russia probe, going so far as to say he wouldn’t have even nominated…
  16. Manafort was in debt to pro-Russia interests, Cyprus records show

    pFinancial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as $17 million before he joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in March 2016./ppThe money appears to have been owed by shell companies connected to Manafort’s business activities in Ukraine when he worked as a…
  17. Mueller to investigate Trump business transactions in Russia probe

    Theweek.com - US 07.20 / 15:31 theweek.com
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller will investigate President Trump's business transactions as part of his probe into Russia's election interference, Bloomberg Politics reported Thursday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Mueller is specifically interested in a few developments, Bloomberg said: "Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump's involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, and Trump's sale…
  18. Exxon fined $2M for Russia sanction breach

    Thedenverchannel.com - Colorado 07.20 / 15:31 thedenverchannel.com
    The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine Thursday for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's C…
  19. Mueller expands Trump-Russia probe to his business transactions

    StarTribune.com-Politics 07.20 / 15:29 startribune.com
    The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of…
  20. Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

    SFgate.com-National 07.20 / 15:29 sfgate.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine Thursday for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO. Treasury said in a statement that Exxon under Tillerson's leadership had shown "reckless disregard" for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia's annexation of Crimea. [...] it said the company's "senior-most executives" were aware of the sanctions w…